One day, a friend told me she was surprised at my positive outlook, even as I slept on the floor of a townhouse with two roommates after owning a two bedroom condo off the lake. It was the long game. I didn’t know what tomorrow had for Dawn but I also knew it wasn’t sleeping on the floor. I knew in the long run, this was part of the journey.
It took me a long long time to acknowledge I was trying to win a game that required coaching. I was never supposed to do it alone and I was walking onto the field with no direction, no padding for safety, no actual game plan on how to win. I needed help. Enter my friend, the pandemic.
It’s just I know my happiness doesn’t live there. I'm consciously taking in every emotion, every situation, every movement in order to grow into a stronger, wiser me. It's not the life for everyone. It's the life for me.
Put it on paper. Get it out your head. Stop romancing the idea of doing it and do it. You can still dream about the possibilities but create action steps and milestones and celebrate yourself along the journey.